As a true-blue proponent of limitless human capability and a ChatGPT sceptic, I posed this trick question at my teenaged son’s behest: ‘What is Quiet Quitting?’ and the answer I saw being unraveled on my browser screen had me chuckling to myself in vindication – ‘Quiet quitting refers to the act of resigning from a job or position without making a formal announcement or announcement to colleagues or superiors’. This is how an HR ops person would describe an employee who is absconding or on extended Leave Without Permission, in other words.
With Women's Day just around the corner, it feels like the right time to ask – are we evaluating diversity against the correct parameters?
We all are aware of Glass Ceiling. The number of women making it to the boardroom has always been under scrutiny. The Indian corporate law mandate has significantly contributed. As a result, women's representation on boards has increased from 6% in 2013 to 18% in 2022. According to the recent EY report 2022, nearly 95% of the NIFTY 500 companies now have women on the board of directors.
Quiet quitting often is a consequence of managers’ failure to display inspirational leadership and allowing them to have negative experiences at work as a means of ejecting them from the organization. If employees don't receive direction on their job priorities, ongoing growth, and long-term career progression, they are likely to resign. This can tarnish an employer's reputation as a good place to work, create a trust deficit, and even hurt customers’ sentiments when key employees exit.